Christmas is a time for giving
End-of-Year Giving Information
If you are planning to make a gift at the end of the year to support the ministry of Saint Mark
, remember that the IRS requires all gifts for 2018 to be received by the
church or post-marked by December 31, 2018. You can make gifts to support the core ministry and to other ministries of Saint Mark. You can find more information about opportunities to give or donate online at
If you need assistance with tax advantageous gifts like gifts of stock or donations as a part of your required minimum distribution from an IRA, you can contact the church office at email@example.com or talk to Linda Roberts
Do You Need to Take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA?
If you are 70.5 years old and need to take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, you have an opportunity to support St. Mark and save money on your taxes. Under the current tax law, a gift made from directly from an IRA to a qualifying charitable organization counts toward your required IRA minimum distribution requirement. Making a gift directly from your IRA to Saint Mark Lutheran Church allows you to support a ministry you love and to lower both your adjusted gross income and your taxable income, resulting in a lower overall tax liability. Talk to your tax advisor to find out if this strategy will work for you.